: (updated 2012-05-04)
Joseph Trapanese is a Los Angeles based composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer of music for film, television, multimedia, theater and concerts.
In 2009, he collaborated with Daft Punk on the critically-acclaimed soundtrack for Walt Disney Picture's 'Tron: Legacy' for two years. Released in October 2011, M83's ambitious double LP 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming,' (called 'sumptuously arranged' by Pitchfork and named one of its top albums of 2011) includes Joseph's orchestrations on five original tracks.
Alongside Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park he co-composed the score for Sony Picture Classic's action film 'The Raid: Redemption,' winner of the Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness Award. Currently he is scoring the animated series 'Tron: Uprising' for Disney XD. His work can be heard in Showtime's 'Dexter,' Universal Picture's 'Fast Five,' and Sony Picture Television's original web series 'The Bannen Way,' in addition to 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,' 'What Happens in Vegas,' 'Burn Notice,' and 'Traitor'. Trapanese also remains active composing and producing music for concerts, recitals, off-Broadway plays, and other live performances.